Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency

417 N College Street
Agency, Wapello County, Iowa 52530
(641) 937-5222

Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency is a Public Housing Agency in Agency, Iowa that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 16th, 2019, Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency serves Appanoose County, Davis County, Jefferson County, Keokuk County, Lucas County, Mahaska County, Monroe County, Van Buren County, Wapello County, Washington County and Wayne County but does not serve Albia, Centerville, Oskaloosa and Ottumwa.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely
Public Housing Open Indefinitely

Open Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List


Please note: The Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency covers the counties of Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Van Buren, Wapello, Washingon, and Wayne, IA.


The Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency (AXVMCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.


Please note: Each county has its own waiting list. Be sure to mark which county and bedroom size you would like to be placed on.


There are two ways to apply

  1. Visit the AXVMCHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 417 N College St, Agency, IA 52530 during normal office hours.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (641) 937-5222 during normal office hours.


Once the pre-applicaton has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.


Be sure to include copies of these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards, photo IDs for all adult household members, and if claiming the residency preference, you need to supply documentation.


The AXVMCHA does have a preference for: Applicants who live and/or work in the counties served by this office.


For more information, the AXVMCHA can be reached by calling (641) 937-5222 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 6419375222.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/05/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Area XV Multi County Housing Agency (AXVMCHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The AXVMCHA serves the following counties: Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, KEokuk, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe,Van Burne, Wapello, Washingon, and Wayne.

Please note: Each county has its own waiting list. Be sure to mark which county and bedroom size you would like to be placed on.

There are two ways to apply

  1. Visit the AXVMCHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 417 N College St., Agency, IA 52530, during normal office hours.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (641) 937-5222 during normal office hours.
Once the pre-applicaton has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include copies of these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards, photo IDs for all adult household members, and  if claiming the residency preference, you need to supply documentation.

The AXVMCHA does have a preference for: Applicants who live and/or work in the counties that they serve.

For more information, the AXVMCHA can be reached by calling (641) 937-5222 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 6419375222.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/21/2015.

About Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency

More information about Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency can be found on its website at http://www.areaxvhousing.org.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/16/2019, it is not known if Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency manages 348 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 346 1 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $277 $115 $1,358
Monthly Cost $95,856 $115 $1,358

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 24% having issued approximately 16 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 10 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.5 persons and has a household income of $11,307 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 18% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 78% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 38% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 34% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

21% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 19% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.

5% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency Housing Choice Voucher program, 35% include at least one person with a disability. 57% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 41% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

48% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 15% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency voucher holders in 2016 was $285 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $360. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $138.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Operated by Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency

Area XV

613 W Elm St
Allerton, IA
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